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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 1 December 1928
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:Sunbeam Air Transport Co.
Registration: NC7862
C/n / msn: 4-AT-47
First flight: 1928-10-12 (2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Spur, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Antonio (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed and burned.
The airplane carried the president of Sunbeam Air Transport Co., Homer D. Ballard and some of his staff.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Palm Beach Post - Dec 2, 1928


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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